Abstract
MANAGING COEXISTING CASE OF EPILEPSY WITH THYROIDITIS THROUGH AYURVEDA-A CASE REPORT

Nasreen Ahmed* and Divya Kajaria

ABSTRACT

Apasmar is a disease which can be correlated with Epilepsy, is mentioned in Ayurveda under major diseases. Two major manovikars are described in Ayurveda and Apsmar is one of them the other one is unarmed. Apasmar is basically defined as the loss of memory for a period of time along with various hallucinations which leads to unconsciousness. Treatment of this disease mainly comprises of tikshna shodhana like Vamana (vomiting), virechana (purgation), Basti (medicated enema), nasya or shirovirechana (nasal drug administration) along with oral medication. Apasmar can be correlated with Epilepsy on the basis of similar symptoms and signs. Thyroiditis on the other hand is a group of disorders which occurred due to thyroid inflammation. In this era the prevalence of these diseases is increasing day by day and the treatment modality should be improved accordingly. It is very important to differentiate between pseudo and true forms of epilepsy. A case study was done of a known case of Epilepsy or Apasmar along with thyroiditis, treatment given was nasya with Brahmi grit along with oral medications for 10 days, which results in reduction of episodes of fits and swelling over the neck along with improvement in overall quality of life.

Keywords: Apasmar, Epilepsy, Ayurveda, Nasya therapy, Thyroiditis.


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